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Old 12-19-2011, 03:22 PM
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If that is case then this website is not for that person who wants to top out at 60mph. Hell, I want my 15' Boston Whaler to run 60 mph.

should be easy....
LOL, and this is why there are about 10 others websites that have been created from OSO defectors...very nice.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:25 PM
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If that is case then this website is not for that person who wants to top out at 60mph. Hell, I want my 15' Boston Whaler to run 60 mph.

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I agree but if everybody was like this website, everybody would be know it alls, supposively be rich and hot chicks around their arms, but thats not the case.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:31 PM
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Well I am not rich, no longer have a hot chick or any chick for that matter (divorced), and I don't know it all that is for sure, but do ask alot of questions. And the only thing holding my 15' Boston Whaler back from running 60 mph is money to buy the larger outboard to make it go 60 mph.

Defectors....there is a place for everybody....sorry if you were offended, wasn't my intention. But seriously if you want to 60 mph in a performance catamaran, as is the topic of this thread, does that seem a little odd?

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Back to the topic of the thread, if you can afford twin 525's that would be nice, but the twin outboard combination is a combination in that size cat is hard to beat as all of the prior posts suggest.

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:34 PM
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for a 30 cat twins no question, unless you don't care about rough water and want a lake boat. 30 Skater with some LS motors perfect!
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I couldn't agree more! A nice 30-32 foot Cat with 300XS motors and you would have a 100MPH boat that kicks azz all day long. Plus, you can run it at 100MPH all day with decent fuel consumption [far better than any other engine]. If your cruising you will get about 2.1 to 2.4 MPG.

I agree twin outboards are a bullet proof combination coupled with a 2 year warranty on the motors....with an optional additional 2 year extended plan. You then have 4 years of warrantied motors and you can drive it like you stole it.



Well you take a 30-32ft Outboard powered boat and you will spank those small blocks like a White House intern. Plus, those high reving small blocks drink the fuel and never last like a BBC.

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P.S. Always makes me laugh when we smoke a big twin engine boat with our little 28ft Howard Sportdeck.
Im talking mild 500-600 hp Smallblocks No eggbeaters are going to beat those. Two 300s on a 30 Spectre is 105-107, 525s is 115 or so
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i have a baja sport 250, 27' with platform. i built it on a tight budget, paid cash for the boat and every last part on it, i buy allot of used parts and used parts tend to be sold as a single part. i would LOVE to go to twins but when you want to upgrade carb, intake and/or exhaust you are buying double. if i could stop myself from moding the motors i would go to twins and leave them stock, i cant do that lol. so on my budget a single is better. also i can haul my boat with a half ton pickup, i use a heck of allot less gas in both the truck and boat and when something breaks i am buying 1 instead of 2. so i think money plays a big part in me sticking to my single.
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So after reading all the posts, the age old debate between single or twins comes down to what I always suspected.

90% of the time, those that can afford to run twins will prefer twins.
And 90% of the time, those who can't afford to run twins will sing the virtues of a single.

Everyone will run what they can afford (hopefully)

Better to be boating in a single than have twins you can't afford to fix. But if you can afford to run twins, its a tough argument to say a single is better at around the 30ft mark.

Hence the twins in my 29, despite all the people telling me a single 525 is better - while they keep replacing gears in their single XR drive.

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Weismann Marine is developing a twin prop surface drive that they rate at up to 1500hp. That will stop torque steer common to single engine boats.
Yeah for $35,000 a pop!
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mmmm not so sure.....


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Who makes this drive?
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That an Arneson Drive.
Fantastic piece of gear.



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